Weird Universe Archive

November 2009

November 22, 2009

Sounds Like A Joke

Some horny Zimbabwean women are apparently running a catch and release program for hot 18 year old guys. At least that is what happened to one young man at 3 pm on Tuesday at a shopping center in Chitungwitza. The fellow was running errands for his boss when he pulled into a parking space in the parking lot of the shopping center. Next 3 women pulled up beside him and forced him into their cream colored Toyota Corrolla. The women took him to Harare's Roman Catholic church where they locked him in a room and left. One of the 3 returned at 8pm and forced the young man to have sex with her, after which she called his employer's wife to tell the wife not to worry about where the teenager was. At 7am the next morning the women forced him into their car once again and released him at a different shopping center. The young man reported the kidnapping and rape to the police and they are still investigating. Now, before y'all tell me that a young fellow being molested at a catholic church is no longer weird I'll call two things to your attention. First, the guy was young but NOT underage and second,the molester was both female and not a priest. (they are mutually exclusive as you may know.)
http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2243:sex-starved-women-rape-a-man-in-church&catid=38:travel-tips&Itemid=18

Posted By: patty - Sun Nov 22, 2009 - Comments (5)
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Super Crazy Weird Trailers 4: Wapakman

Posted By: mdb777 - Sun Nov 22, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Video, Asia

Passing Wind



Subtle Butt flatulence neutralizing pads, I swear, I couldn't make something like that up! The link has a story on it and another link where you can order these and some other odor control related products.
http://www.strangenewproducts.com/

Posted By: patty - Sun Nov 22, 2009 - Comments (4)
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November 21, 2009

Bathing Suit Day

In 1952, the town of Myrtle Beach, SC, decreed "Bathing Suit Day," during which non-compliers would be "arrested" and "jailed."

Click on each photo for details.

All from the Life archives.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 21, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Fashion, Parades and Festivals, Regionalism, 1950s

Very Cool



Please read and comment on the very interesting article at the link below. It concerns both computer hacking and global warming.
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/20/the-global-warming-scandal-of-the-century/

Posted By: patty - Sat Nov 21, 2009 - Comments (10)
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November 20, 2009

1950’s All Terrain Vehicle

Here's another 1950's prototype ATV, which probably gets 3 miles per gallon. But you've got to admit this would be fun to have. Bonus beatnik 50's music!!



I wonder how it does against road side bombs?

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Nov 20, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: 1950s

Murdered For Fat

Police in Lima, Peru have arrested some members of a gang who murdered people for their fat. Dozens of people have been killed, the fat removed from the bodies and sold for use in cosmetics. The investigation began when police got word that a shipment of human fat was coming into Lima by bus from the mountains. Now they are continuing to search for more gang members and the buyers. Police are also looking at 60 disappearances in the area the gang was running to see how many of them could be traced back to the human fat traffickers. No vacationing in Peru unless your anorexic people!
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/091120/odds/odd_us_peru_crime_odds

Posted By: patty - Fri Nov 20, 2009 - Comments (6)
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Giant Aussie Earthworms

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 20, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Australia, Natural Wonders

Another Helping of Food Related Weirdness - 5

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Wallace and Gromit film, A grand Day Out, which introduced the cheese-loving inventor and his more practical pooch to the world. So popular have these characters become that they are credited with saving the British cheese industry (Sky News), and perhaps even the whole UK economy (Telegraph). So the timing was probably a bit inopportune for the voice of Wallis, Peter Sallis, to admit that he never touches the stuff (Telegraph).

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the coming down of the Berlin Wall, so what better way to celebrate than by building a new one, out of chocolate. Patrick Roger, a chocolatier from Paris France, decided to commemorate the historic reunification of East and West Germany by building a 15m long replica of the wall out of 900 kg of chocolate, complete with uncanny reproductions of the spray painted graffiti made with coloured cocoa butter. The chocolate wall was later "torn down" and broken up on November 9th, exactly 20 years after the original (ChocoParis).

And this isn’t the only feat of chocolate engineering in recent weeks. The “New World Whakatane” Bakery, from Australia's "baby brother" New Zealand, set a Guinness World Record this month for baking the world’s largest chocolate log. At over 35 metres in length and weighing in at nearly 78 kilos, the confectionary monster smashed the previous record of a measly 10 metres, but fell short of the 50 metres they had hoped for. Once the new record had been verified, the log was cut into slices and sold to raise money for a teenage cancer charity (TVNZ).

Still more gargantuan grub now as hundreds of students from the University of California at Berkeley became sushi chefs for a day by helping to roll a 330 foot “California roll” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UoC’s Center for Japanese Studies. The sushi roll broke the previous record of 300 feet, and contained 200 lbs of rice and 180 lbs of fish, the last 15 feet was made with tofu for the benefit of attending vegetarians (Boston Herald).



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Posted By: Dumbfounded - Fri Nov 20, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Anniversary, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Education, Food, Nutrition, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Historical Figure

November 19, 2009

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 45

If you don't like having to run over to wherever your tissue box is 100 times a day when you have a cold you can buy this remote control tissue box. If you understand Japanese you can buy one at this site:

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/tougenkyou/981643/984712/

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Posted By: phantomspy1 - Thu Nov 19, 2009 - Comments (2)
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